SYSTEM NEWS FOR SUN USERS
Vol 64 Issue 4 2003-06-23 Article 10205 from section "Java Technology"
Promoting the Java Card[TM] API Specification as the Industry Standard
The Java Card[TM] Forum is aimed at promoting the Java[TM] programming
language as the preferred programming language for multiple-application
smart cards. The forum's activities are intended to promote the Java
Card API specification as the industry standard, to better meet the
needs of the smart card manufacturers and their customers.
The Java Card Forum is divided into two committees, the Business
Committee and the Technical Committee. Ever since the group was founded
in 1997 the two groups have met every two months. Current work is
focused on vertical market extensions to the core specification for GSM
telecom, banking and information technology.
The main target audience for Java Card technology includes companies and
agencies in the financial, telecommunications, health care,
transportation and information technology industries. The members of the
Java Card Forum have created the Strategic Partner Program to ensure
that the interests of smart card issuers are fully represented. The
program invites companies that are involved with specifying or issuing
smart cards to participate in the requirements definition process.
Through the program, significant contributions are being made by
financial institutions such as major banks and card associations, by
telecommunication companies, principally the operators of GSM digital
wireless networks, and by information technology companies.
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